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Extension of entry prohibition into Greece for third-country citizens until November the 30th, 2020.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

1.            Until November the 30th, 2020 third country citizens will not be accepted in Greek territory, except  family members of EU and Schengen citizens or partners of a civil union.

2. Only permanent residents of eleven (9) countries are exempted of the above mentioned rule: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates and Singapur.

3.The prohibition is not applied for some categories of travelers. For these cases a medical check is carried out. Exemptions include:

a) Medical and nursing staff, researchers and professionals in the health sector as long as they present at entry points in the country their professional license or other appropriate documentation proving their profession and on condition of traveling for practicing their profession.

b) Long-term residents in EU or Schengen Agreement member-states and third-country nationals with a residence permit in EU or Schengen Agreement member-states

c) Members of government missions

d) Members of diplomatic or consular authorities and missions, members of international and European organizations, members of humanitarian organizations during the carrying out of their duties, military and security personnel, as well as personnel of civil protection agencies.

e) Transportation personnel (including ship crews, airline crews, crew and technical personnel of firefighting aircrafts, lorry drivers who are transporting commodities as well as the essential personnel for the transport)

f) Passengers in transit

g) Higher education students

h) Personnel taking care of elderly people or disabled persons

i) Seasonal farm workers

4) Moreover, third country nationals are entitled to apply for visa for professional or personal reasons.

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